Danai Gurira Biography

Information About Danai Gurira Profile: Danai Gurira is a British-American actress, playwright of Zimbabwean ancestry, who starred in television, movies. She played the role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC horror drama series. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa, United States. One who wants to know about Danai Gurira Biography can follow this article such as her Age, Father, Mother, DOB, Movies, Hobbies, Career, Awards, and Upcoming Movies, etc.

Danai Gurira Biography

Danai Gurira Biography

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NameDanai Gurira
Real NameDanai  Jekesai Gurira
Nick namesDanai Gurira
Date of BirthFebruary 14th, 1978
Place of birthGrinnell, Iowa, United States
Marital StatusUn Married
Native PlaceIowa
Zodiac signAquarius
EducationGraduation from Master of Fine Arts in acting, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Nationality American
Family DetailsFather, Mother, siblings
Mother NameJosephine Gurira
FatherRoger Gurira
SisterShingai and Choni
Languages English
Contact AddressN/A
Official Email IDN/A
Contact Number
Actress, model, playwright
AwardsSatellite Award
HobbiesWatching Tennis, Swimming
Danai Gurira Profile

Early Life

  • Danai Gurira was born on February 14th, 1978, in Grinnell, Iowa, United States.
  • Her mother was Josephine Gurira, a university librarian.
  • Her father was Roger Gurira, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry.
  • She has three siblings.
  • She had her schooling in Dominican Convent High School.
  • She had graduation from Master of Fine Arts in acting, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

Personal Life

Danai keeps her personal information secret, she does not want to reveal about her affairs. Soon we update this if we find it.


  • Danai started acting in television in the year 2004, her debut was Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • She starred in many series like Life on Mars (US), American Experience, Lie to Me, The Walking Dead, etc.
  • She performed on the stages also like In the Continuum, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Measure for Measure, etc.
  • Her debut film was The Visitor in the year 2007.
  • Other films were Ghost Town, Restless City, Mother of George, etc
  • She won Drama Desk Special Award and Satellite Award etc. 

Net Worth: Danai Gurira’s net worth was $ 500 thousand, which shows her net worth in the industry.

Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira Movies List

  • The Visitor
  • Ghost Town
  • My Soul to Take
  • Mother of George
  • All Eyez on Me
  • Black Panther
  • ETC

Television Plays

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order
  • American Experience
  • Lie to Me
  • The Walking Dead
  • ETC


  • In the Continuum
  • Eclipsed
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Convert
  • Familiar
  • ETC 

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